HealthWorks! Worksite Wellness Award Program
HealthWorks! Worksite Wellness Award Program is a new and free award program offered by Healthy Community Coalition. The award provides businesses and organizations with the opportunity to be recognized as a community leader in health promotion. The HealthWorks! Worksite Wellness Award Program is replacing the Work Healthy! Award Program used in the past. To qualify for an award in 2012, businesses must simply take the Healthy Maine Works Self-Assessment Survey and create a worksite wellness work plan.
Healthy Maine Works: an on-line business tool
The purpose of Healthy Maine Works (HMW) is to guide and support Maine employers in developing worksite wellness programs that support the health of employees. HMW is a project of Maine's Center for Disease Control, Office of Substance Abuse, and Department of Education and is delivered in collaboration with local Healthy Maine Partnerships across the state.
This on-line, easy-to-use software tool is available free of charge to employers of all sizes across the state. The tool offers:
- Employee and organizational assessments that help establish health-related priorities.
- Health promotion ideas and resources.
- An action-plan form and guide.
For employers just getting started, the simple, guided, and no-cost process for developing a worksite wellness plan is a great first step. For worksites with existing programs, the tried and tested wellness activities combined with the expertise and resources provided by Healthy Maine Partnership staff will give any wellness program a boost.
With the HealthWorks! Award Program, businesses will still receive the recognition they deserve for placing a high priority on promoting good health for their employees. As always, awards will be handed out in conjunction with the Jay,Livermore, and Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce breakfasts in June. Award winners will also be recognized in local newspapers and on the Healthy Community Coalition website.
Please contact Leanne DiMaio at 779-2933 or Nicole Ditata at 779-2932 for information or questions.